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Hip bars, plenty of hygge and daring design, Aarhus - European Capital of Culture 2017, Denmark’s second largest city, invites visitors to be happy...

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There are currently over 250,000 Scandinavian-Americans in New York, not taking into account the increasing number of tourists, students, and temporary expats. It’s therefore...
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14 Funny Facts about Scandinavia

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Espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte or macchiato - The World Barrista Championship has fostered several Scandinavian champions. Making really good coffee is an art; a good...

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